Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank Top 3 Current Affairs of January 2017

1. Padma Awards 2. Jallikattu 3. Operation Clean Money


Padma awards – 2017.

Padma awards:

• The Government of instituted two civilian awards- & Padma Vibhushan in 1954. • The Padma Vibhushan had three classes namely Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg and Tisra Varg. These were subsequently renamed as Padma Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank

Vibhushan, and vide Presidential Notification issued on January 8, 1955. • The Padma Awards are conferred on the recommendations made by the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. • The Padma Awards Committee is headed by the Cabinet Secretary and includes Home Secretary, Secretary to the President and four to six eminent persons as members. • The recommendations of the committee are submitted to the Prime Minister and the for approval. • Since 1954, Padma awards are announce every year on the occasion of except for the interruptions in 1977-80 and 1993-97. • These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. • The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

o ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;

o ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and o ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.

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• The President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list. • The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. • 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.


Padma Vibhushan

Sl. Name Field State No

1. Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala

2. Sadhguru Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu

3. Shri Public Affairs Maharashtra

4. Shri Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank 5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering

Late Shri Sunder Lal Madhya 6. Public Affairs Patwa (Posthumous) Pradesh

Late Shri PA Sangma 7. Public Affairs Meghalaya (Posthumous)

Padma Bhushan

Sl. Name Field State No.

8. Shri Art-Music Rajasthan

Uttar 9. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Pradesh

10. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra

11. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat

Swami Niranjana Nanda 12. Others-Yoga Saraswati

H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri 13. Literature & Education Thailand Sirindhorn (Foreigner)

Late Shri Cho Literature & Education 14. Tamil Nadu Ramaswamy (Posthumous) –Journalism

Padma Shri Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank Sl. Name Field State No

15. Smt. Art-Music Uttarakhand

Shri Chemanchery 16. Art-Dance Kerala Kunhiraman Nair

17. Smt. Art-Dance

18. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka

19. Shri Art-Cinema Odisha

20. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu

Shri Laishram Birendrakumar 21. Art-Music Manipur Singh

22. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh

23. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar

24. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan

25. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana

26. Shri Art-Music Odisha

27. Shri Art-Music Maharashtra

28. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala

29. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka

30. Shri Art-Music

31. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank 32. Smt. Art-Music Maharashtra

33. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur

Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman 34. Civil Service Telangana Chowdary

35. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana

36. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service

Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo 37. Literature & Education Sikkim Muringla

38. Smt. Literature & Education Assam

39. Dr. Literature & Education Delhi

40. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka

Shri Akkitham Achyuthan 41. Literature & Education Kerala Namboothiri

Jammu & 42. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Kashmir

43. Shri Literature & Education Delhi

44. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh

45. Shri Literature & Education Tamil Nadu

46. Shri Literature & Education Delhi

47. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat

Andhra 48. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Pradesh Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank Literature & Education- 49. Shri Balbir Dutt Jharkhand Journalism

Literature & Education- 50. Smt. Maharashtra Journalism

Literature & Education- 51. Shri Gujarat Journalism

52. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat

Madhya 53. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Pradesh

54. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana

55. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh

56. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat

57. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh

58. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh

59. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh

60. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra

61. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala

62. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat

63. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana

64. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal

Andhra 65. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Pradesh Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank 66. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam

67. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana

68. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka

69. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal

70. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal

Smt. Nivedita Raghunath 71. Social work Tamil Nadu Bhide

Shri Appasaheb 72. Social Work Maharashtra Dharmadhikari

73. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab

74. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi

75. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka

76. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka

77. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana

78. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu

79. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura

80. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala

81. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana

Shri Mohan Reddy 82. Trade & Industry Telangana Venkatrama Bodanapu

83. Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO) Art-Music USA Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank 84. Shri (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education USA

Literature & Education- 85. Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) USA Journalism

Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon 86. Medicine Tamil Nadu (Posthumous)

Shri Asoke Kumar 87. Others-Archaeology West Bengal Bhattacharyya (Posthumous)

88. Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) Social Work Maharashtra

Smt. Anuradha Koirala 89. Social Work Nepal (Foreigner)


Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank Jallikattu – All you need to know about it

• Also known as Eruthazhuvuthal or Manju virattu, Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport organised in Tamil Nadu during Pongal. According to some historical accounts, the practice dates back to as far as 2000 years ago. It was mainly active in the Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Theni, Pudukkottai and Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu until its ban in 2011. • The name jallikattu is derived from the word ‘salli’ meaning coins and ‘kattu’ meaning bundle or pouch. • Here the bull is released into the open area with crowd of people and multiple human participants attempt to grab the large hump of the bull with both arms and hang on to it while the bull is attempting to escape. Participants hold the hump for as long as possible, attempting to bring the bull to a stop. No ropes or other tools are allowed.

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The controversy over Jallikattu:

• The Ministry of Environment and Forests(MoEF) issued a notification in 2011 that banned the use of bulls as performing animals, thereby banning the sport. But the sport was continued to be conducted under Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act 2009. • In May 2014, the Supreme Court of India struck down the state law and banned the sport. The SC noted that any flouting of the ban should result in penalties for cruelty to animals under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. • The Apex court also asked the centre to amend the law on preventing cruelty to animals to bring bulls within its ambit. On 8th Jan 2016, the MoEF permitted the continuation of the tradition under certain conditions effectively ending the ban. • The Animal Welfare Board of India challenged the permission in Supreme court and court on 12th Jan 2016 ordered a stay to sport and issued notices to the central and Tamil Nadu government. • The Tamil Nadu government on 21st Jan 2016 promulgated an ordinance allowing jallikattu, after people organized massive protests aginst the Supreme Court’s ban. • On 23rd Jan 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously passed “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment), Bill, 2017” to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. • The Bill defines jallikattu as an event involving bulls conducted with a view to following tradition and culture from January to May and it includes similar events like ‘manjuviratu’, ‘vadamadu’ and ‘erudhuvidum’ festivals.

Tamilians protest on ban: Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank

• The Jallikattu protests are fuelled by the view that the ban impinges on the cultural identity of the Tamilians, which is being practiced since thousands of years. • The apex court’s ban also brought down the market value of sport bulls. • The ban on Jallikattu discourages the rearing of native breeds, which yields comparatively less milk than other cross breed cows

The way ahead:

• The Tamil Nadu assembly unanimously passed the bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Now, the jallikattu will be conducted with the customary fervour all over the state with all necessary safeguards. • Animal rights activists challenges this new law of government in Supreme court everything about Jallikattu will be depends on apex court’s move.


Operation Clean Money – Online verification of accounts Sarkari Jobs Powered by Mockbank Operation Clean Money: Background

• On 8 November 2016, the announced the demonetisation of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. • The government intention behind the demonetisation is to curtail the shadow economy and crack down on the use of illicit and counterfeit cash to fund illegal activity and terrorism. • Government has given a time limit up to 31st December 2016 to deposit the cash holdings in bank or to exchange for new currency notes. • In this period most of the individuals deposited their cash hoardings into their bank accounts.

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• Income Tax Department (ITD) initiated Operation Clean Money involves e-verification of large cash deposits made between November 9, 2016, and December 30, 2016.. • Data analytics has been used for comparing the demonetisation data with information in ITD databases. • In the first batch, around 18 lakh persons have been identified in whose case, cash transactions do not appear to be in line with the tax payer’s profile.

Operation Clean Money: Process

• ITD has enabled online verification of these transactions to reduce compliance cost for the taxpayers while optimising its resources. • The information in respect of these cases is being made available in the e-filing window of the PAN holder (after log in) at the portal https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. • The PAN holder can view the information using the link “Cash Transactions 2016” under “Compliance” section of the portal. • The taxpayer will be able to submit online explanation without any need to visit Income Tax office. • Email and SMS will also be sent to the taxpayers for submitting online response on the e-filing portal. • Taxpayers who are not yet registered on the e-filing portal (at https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in) should register by clicking on the ‘Register Yourself’ link. • Registered taxpayers should verify and update their email address and mobile number on the e-filing portal to receive electronic communication.

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• The response of taxpayer will be assessed against available information. In case explanation of source of cash is found justified, the verification will be closed without any need to visit Income Tax Office. • The verification will also be closed if the cash deposit is declared under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY). • The taxpayers covered in this phase should submit their response on the portal within 10 days in order to avoid any notice from the ITD and enforcement actions under the Income-tax Act as also other applicable laws.

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